CSVFileView is a simple freeware tool which enables you to view and convert CSV files, even if you don't have a full-strength spreadsheet around.

The program can open CSV or tab-delimited files, optionally automatically detecting the delimiter and quote characters, and loading some or all of the lines.

The file is displayed in a table, where you're able to sort, rearrange or hide columns as required.

The program can save your data as a tab or comma-delimited file, an HTML report, or in XML and JSON formats.

Advanced features include filters, giving you more detailed control over the data you'd like to view, and a command-line interface for automating file conversions and other tasks.

Version 2.30:

  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and CSVFileView will instantly filter the csv table, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.

Verdict

A simple but effective CSV viewer with one or two surprising extras (check out the SQL WHERE-like filters).